Effective communication is easy with these free apps.
Twitter can be a great tool for connecting with parents. Consider your Twitter account a public news feed that parents can subscribe to for updates about your school. School news feeds also offer instant access to alerts regarding on-campus emergencies or other important school information.
Skype is a great tool for virtual meetings. Many administrators are using Skype as a less expensive option for conference calls, professional development, and committee work meetings.
Zite helps you out by becoming your own personalized news feed. This news aggregate filters your favorite education, tech, and world news. As an administrator, it’s important to be up-to-date on the latest information. Schedule a little reading time in your day to study any information regarding education policy or other relevant news.
Common Core App comes in handy in lesson planning meetings. When you’re asked those on the fly questions about common core, this app comes in handy.
Our last two recommendations are standard apps pre-installed on every iOS device:
Your Camera is one of the most under appreciated features of your mobile device. For example, you can use it to snap a photo of any handwritten meeting notes for easy reference later on.
Voice to text is an awesome sidekick when you need to take notes and are missing paper, pen, or keyboard. Next time you’re doing walk-throughs, consider dictating to your device and reading the text notes later.
As an administrator, what’s your favorite tip for ensuring effective communication in your school?